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Using special interest sessions to design and implement a fatigue management group for people with multiple sclerosis

  • Jane K. Sutherland (a1) and Paula Cowan (a2)
Abstract
Aims and Method

Special interest sessions are a means of developing additional clinical interests in higher specialist training. We investigated the educational value of developing a group treatment programme for people with multiple sclerosis as well as its benefits for participants.

Results

Feedback from those attending the groups indicated the programme was rated highly or very highly. There was a trend towards improvement in quality of life measures.

Clinical Implications

The group programme provided an excellent opportunity for shared interdisciplinary learning. The use of special interest sessions in psychiatry was important in building relationships with a department without direct psychiatric input and allowed the psychiatric trainee to acquire specific disease knowledge.

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Using special interest sessions to design and implement a fatigue management group for people with multiple sclerosis

  • Jane K. Sutherland (a1) and Paula Cowan (a2)
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